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Pogba clears air on snubbing Solskjaer after Man Utd’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool
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Pogba clears air on snubbing Solskjaer after Man Utd’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool

Manchester United star, Paul Pogba, has dismissed claims he snubbed his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, following their Premier League embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend. Reports had claimed that Pogba, who received a red card during the encounter, apologised to his teammates for his mistake but did not speak to Solskjaer in the dressing room. Reacting to the development, Pogba, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, described the report as big lies. The France international posted a screenshot of the article on Twitter with the caption “big lies to make headlines”. In a more detailed response on Instagram his Instagram story, Pogba wrote: “Tabloid press once again wants to create polemic with 100 per cent fake news. “Big lies to make headlines. Jour...
This result is insane’ – Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Man Utd
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This result is insane’ – Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Man Utd

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 5-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. Klopp described Liverpool’s victory over Man United as insane, adding that he never expected the result. A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota gave Liverpool all three points against Man United. Paul Pogba was sent off during the encounter. “What can I say? Did I expect that? No,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the match. “What we did in the last third was insane. Pressing high, winning balls, scored wonderful goals. I told them at half-time to play better. We started incredibly well and stopped playing football. We controlled the game after the fifth, it was not about scoring more, just trying to ge...
Ronaldo completes stunning Man Utd comeback
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Ronaldo completes stunning Man Utd comeback

Cristiano Ronaldo's late header saw Manchester United come from 2-0 down at half-time to produce a stunning second-half comeback to relieve the pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 3-2 victory against Atalanta on a dramatic Champions League night at Old Trafford. Solskjaer's position at United was firmly in the spotlight Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Leicester and the pressure looked to be mounting on the Norwegian as goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral saw Atalanta take a 2-0 lead into the interval. The half-time whistle was greeted by boos from the home fans but whatever Solskjaer said to his side at the break worked wonders as goals from Marcus Rashford (53) and Harry Maguire (75) brought the home side level with 15 minutes to play. It was all set up for a grandst...
UCL: Arsene Wenger names best striker in the world
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UCL: Arsene Wenger names best striker in the world

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has identified Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah as the finest attacking player on the planet presently. The Egyptian forward has netted 12 goals in his opening 11 appearances in all competitions this season for Liverpool. The 29-year-old is among the 30 nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. Salah netted twice against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano last night. “He’s top, top class and he’s certainly the best striker at the moment in the world because he scores goals that nobody else can score,” Wenger told beIN Sport. “You have to play street football to dribble past people like that in a short space. “He’s full of confidence and he’s creative. “Overall, I believe as well that he i...
UCL: Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face RB Leipzig
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UCL: Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face RB Leipzig

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face RB Leipzig in tonight’s Champions League fixture in Paris. Pochettino named a 22-man squad to tackle RB Leipzig in a post via the club’s website. PSG head to the game after beating Angers 2-1 in a French Ligue 1 encounter last Friday. The kick-off time for PSG vs Leipzig is 8 pm. Below is PSG’s squad against the German side: 1.Keylor Navas 2.Achraf Hakimi 3.Presnel Kimpembe 5.Marquinhos 6. Marco Verratti 7.Kylian Mbappé 9.Mauro Icardi 15.Danilo Pereira 17.Colin Dagba 18.Georginio Wijnaldum 20.Layvin Kurzawa 21.Ander Herrera 22.Abdou Diallo 23.Julian Draxler 24.Thilo Kehrer 25.Nuno Mendes 27. Idrissa Gueye 28.Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe 30. Leo Messi 39.Nathan Bitumazala 50.Gia...
Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford
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Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed what led to his Man-of-the-Match performance against Brentford in Saturday’s away Premier League 1-0 win. Mendy was the star player during the encounter at the weekend as the Senegalese international made a string of superb saves to deny Brentford in the 1-0 victory. Recall that Chelsea defeated Brentford, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s 45th-minute goal. Mendy, who arrived at the West London club from Rennes under Frank Lampard’s regime, said his success at Chelsea so far is down to hard work. “I am happy with how I performed,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “It is down to hard work. I prepared during the week with my teammates and coaches to help the team, and I was able to do that. “We knew we were coming up against a ...
Arsenal’s squad to face Crystal Palace revealed [Full list]
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Arsenal’s squad to face Crystal Palace revealed [Full list]

Arsenal’s squad to face Crystal Palace in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has named a 25-man squad to tackle Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal head to the game following a 0-0 draw with Brighton in their last encounter. The Gunners are currently in the 13th position on the EPL table with 10 points from 7 games. Below is Arsenal’s squad against Crystal Palace; Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Aaron Ramsdale, Arthur Okonkwo and Karl Hein Defenders: Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Calum Chambers, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares and Sead Kolasinac Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Albert Sambi...
Man City labour past spirited Burnley
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Man City labour past spirited Burnley

Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne scored in each half as Manchester City laboured to a 2-0 victory over a spirited Burnley at the Etihad Stadium. Premier League champions City had beaten Burnley 5-0 in each of their last four home matches against the Clarets but made hard work of this latest encounter. Silva converted a close-range rebound to give City the lead on 12 minutes, but the floodgates did not open as they have done previously, and they needed De Bruyne's third goal of the season 20 minutes from time to seal the three points which lifts them up to second in the table. Things may have been different for Burnley had Maxwel Cornet and Josh Brownhill converted chances to equalise before De Bruyne's strike, but despite failing to claim a first victory of the season, Sean Dy...
Deontay Wilder handed six-months medical suspension following his knockout defeat to Tyson Fury
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Deontay Wilder handed six-months medical suspension following his knockout defeat to Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder has been handed six-month medical suspension following his knockout defeat by Tyson Fury in Las Vegas, another major blow to the Bronze Bomber's boxing career. The American heavyweight was knocked down three times by the Gypsy King on his way to victory in their trilogy fight last weekend. Wilder was immediately taken to a Nevada hospital to be checked over after the bruising encounter and he will now undergo surgery on a broken hand next week. As a result of his injuries, the Nevada State Athletic Commission have suspended him until April 8, meaning he cannot return to the ring until that date unless he is medically cleared by a doctor beforehand. Wilder is now expected to undergo surgery next week when he returns to his home state of Alabama. His co-manage...
Roy Keane blasts Harry Kane as England fails to beat Hungary at Wembley
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Roy Keane blasts Harry Kane as England fails to beat Hungary at Wembley

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has slammed England captain, Harry Kane, for his poor display during his side’s 1-1 draw with Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Keane said that Kane was unable to get up to the speed of the match. Kane barely had a clear cut chance during the encounter as England failed to beat Hungary at Wembley Stadium. “There is no middle ground with Kane,” Keane told ITV. “When he’s on fire he is fantastic and when he is off – and we have seen many times before. “It’s like he is on his heels and he can’t get up to speed with the game. “Whatever is going on at club level he does need to do a bit more when he’s not at his best in terms of general play.” England’s next World Cup qualifier is against Albania on November 12....
France suffer major blow ahead of UEFA Nations League final with Spain
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France suffer major blow ahead of UEFA Nations League final with Spain

France have suffered a major blow after their midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their UEFA Nations League final with Spain on Sunday night at San Siro. Rabiot will not be able to make the UEFA Nations League final on Sunday at 8.45 pm against Spain at San Siro. The Juventus star is now placed in solitary confinement. He will not join in with his France teammates in Milan for the Spain clash this weekend. Rabiot cannot be replaced for regulatory reasons. France coach, Didier Deschamps, can therefore rely on a group of 21 players for the final against Spain. France had defeated Belgium 3-2 in the semi-final encounter on Thursday, while Spain 2-1 against Italy.
Ian Wright hails ‘scary’ Ruben Loftus-Cheek after Chelsea beat Southampton
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Ian Wright hails ‘scary’ Ruben Loftus-Cheek after Chelsea beat Southampton

Former Arsenal forward, Ian Wright, has singled out Chelsea star, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, for praise after the Thomas Tuchel’s side defeated Southampton 3-1 in a Premier League clash on Saturday. Wright said Loftus-Cheek was ‘dangerous’ against Southampton, adding that the midfielder was magnificent during the encounter at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea defeated Southampton at home, thanks to three goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell. “What was good about Ruben Loftus-Cheek is that after the injury he had while going to Fulham, I didn’t think we would ever see him go back to this kind of form. “The display today was magnificent. People say Ruben Loftus-Cheek about his energy and it looked like he was playing by himself. “But today, in his own box, ...
Why my father detained me – Charlyboy reveals after return from UK sojourn
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Why my father detained me – Charlyboy reveals after return from UK sojourn

Foremost Nigerian entertainer and the Odudubariba 1 of Africa, Charlyboy has revealed how his father sent him to detention for days after he assaulted a police officer. Charlyboy while condemning the self justification attitude of Nigerians amid the current rot, said many see nothing wrong and have made little or no effort to change things in the country. Speaking exclusively to DAILY POST upon his return to Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the Area Fada condemned what he termed, ” Your thief pass my thief.” He argued that if everyone makes effort in their own little way towards national development, things would change for the better. Charlyboy who said he returned to the country refreshed and ready for ‘them’ after several months i...
U-20 World Cup: Falconets thrash CAR 7-0 in Qualifier
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U-20 World Cup: Falconets thrash CAR 7-0 in Qualifier

Nigeria’s Falconets were in an impressive form as they hit the U-20 girls of Central African Republic 7-0 in their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Africa first round, first leg encounter in Douala on Saturday. The Falconets made things abundantly clear from the second minute of the match played at one of the stadia designated for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations – Stade Japoma de Douala – when Mercy Idoko finished brilliantly putting Nigeria ahead. Three minutes later, Idoko scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 as the Falconets stepped on the pedal, and in the 34th minute, winger Esther Onyenezide made it 3-0 as superiority told against the Central African Republic girls in the Douala sun. The Falconets were now unstoppable and a minute before recess, Joy Jerry increas...
EPL: Guardiola names strong Man City squad to face Chelsea
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EPL: Guardiola names strong Man City squad to face Chelsea

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has named a strong squad to tackle Chelsea in today’s away Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Guardiola released a list of 20 players to take on Chelsea, according to Manchester Evening News. Man City heads to the game following a 6-1 win against Wycombe in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, in their last encounter. The Citizens are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table with 10 points from five matches. Below is Man City’s travelling squad against Chelsea: Goalkeepers: Ederson, Zack Steffen. Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake. Midfielders: Fernandinho, Romeo Lavia, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Cole Palmer, Bernardo Silva. Fo...
Barcelona vs Granada: Why I played Pique as striker – Koeman
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Barcelona vs Granada: Why I played Pique as striker – Koeman

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has explained why he played defender, Gerard Pique as a striker during his side’s LaLiga 1-1 draw with Granada. Koeman said he decided to play Pique as a striker during the encounter because the spaces were out wide and not in the middle. Granada went in front with just over 60 seconds on the clock when Domingos Duarte headed home against Barcelona. But Koeman turned to Pique, among others, to rescue a point against the visitors. “We changed our style a little bit,” Koeman said at his post-match press conference after the game. “The spaces were out wide, not in the middle. We went with Pique, De Jong and Araujo and from one of those crosses, we got the draw. ” Barcelona’s next fixture is against Cadiz on Thursday.
Roy Keane blasts West Ham’s Noble for missing penalty against Man Utd
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Roy Keane blasts West Ham’s Noble for missing penalty against Man Utd

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, have slammed the decision for West Ham captain, Mark Noble, to take and miss a 95th-minute penalty against the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday. Noble was subbed on by West Ham manager, David Moyes, late on and immediately took the ball for the late spot-kick during the encounter, which was saved by David De Gea. But Keane believes it was a strange decision for Noble to take the penalty against Man United, adding that the player did not warm up properly before he was introduced into the game. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half strike and a late goal from Jesse Lingard gave Man United all three points against West Ham at the London Stadium. “Strange decision, he can’t have warmed up properly because it was so late in the game. I didn’...
Brighton beat Leicester after VAR drama
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Brighton beat Leicester after VAR drama

Brighton moved up to third in the fledgling Premier League table after Neal Maupay's disputed penalty and Danny Welbeck's header sealed a 2-1 win over Leicester in an incident-packed encounter. Maupay's 35th-minute spot-kick was controversially awarded with Jannik Vestergaard punished for handball yet seemingly held back by the Seagulls striker, but Welbeck's second-half header (50) was legitimate reward for their dominance. Jamie Vardy finished a slick move on his 250th Premier League appearance to give the visitors a lifeline (61) but, having surrendered a two-goal lead in the Europa League in midweek, the Foxes were left to rue further decisions as a comeback of their own was scuppered at a sodden Amex Stadium. Ademola Lookman was denied after a VAR check in the 67t...
Europa League: Ex-Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil reacts after scoring first goal in three years
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Europa League: Ex-Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil reacts after scoring first goal in three years

Former Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, has reacted after scoring his first European goal in three years after leaving the Gunners to join Fenerbahce. Ozil scored the only goal in Fenerbahce’s Europa League 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. The playmaker tapped in from close range with his weaker right foot after just 10 minutes at the Deutsche Bank Park, but Fenerbahce were unable to hold onto their lead, with Sam Lammers equalising for their German club shortly before half-time of the encounter. The 32-year-old’s early goal marked the first time he has scored in European club competition since September 2018, when he netted in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League group stages at Emirates Stadium. Reacting to the result after the game, Ozil in...
Burnley vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without three key players for EPL clash
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Burnley vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without three key players for EPL clash

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, will be without three key players when they take on Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday due to injury and suspension. The players are Mohamed Elneny, Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka. Arsenal disclosed this in a statement via their website on Thursday. The Gunners head to the game following a 1-0 victory against Norwich City in their last Premier League encounter. The statement read, “Mohamed Elneny – Left hamstring. Mo has worked hard with the medical team after suffering a hamstring strain and is aiming to be back in full training next week. “Rob Holding – Right knee. Rob sustained heavy bruising to his right knee during training ahead of the Norwich City match last weekend. Rob has progressed his rehabilitation back into training but wil...
Grealish nets on CL bow as Man City hit six
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Grealish nets on CL bow as Man City hit six

Jack Grealish marked his Champions League debut with a goal and an assist as Manchester City beat RB Leipzig 6-3 in an entertaining encounter. Pep Guardiola's side made the perfect start to their Group A campaign as Grealish crossed for Nathan Ake to head home (16) before Nordi Mukiele scored an own goal (28) from a superb Kevin De Bruyne centre. Christopher Nkunku, who netted a hat-trick on the night, scored the first of his three just before the break (42) but a Riyad Mahrez penalty (45+1) restored the two-goal cushion. Nkunku headed home (51) to make things interesting but a spectacular Grealish finish five minutes later kept Leipzig at arm's length. The Germans, who have lost three of their four Bundesliga matches this season, kept attacking in brave fashion and Nkunku fired...
Knife-wielding man arrested outside Ariana Grande’s Los Angeles hom
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Knife-wielding man arrested outside Ariana Grande’s Los Angeles hom

A knife-wielding man was arrested outside of singer Ariana Grande's Hollywood Hills home after reportedly pulling the weapon on her security last week. Aaron Brown, 23, allegedly arrived at the pop star's home around 2am on Friday and demanded to see the songstress, 28, according to TMZ. When security brushed him off he brandished a knife, prompting them to call LAPD. Brown was hit with a felony brandishing charge, the report said. It is unclear if Grande was home during her security team's encounter with Brown. But the singer has been granted a temporary restraining order against the suspect. A judge will determine if the order needs to be extended at an upcoming hearing. Last May Grande and mother Joan were granted five-year restraining orders against a stalker named Fid...
I once had the opportunity to see the real Femi. Not a nice person’- Tyson Fury reveals heated phone call he had with Anthony Joshua
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I once had the opportunity to see the real Femi. Not a nice person’- Tyson Fury reveals heated phone call he had with Anthony Joshua

Boxing champion, Tyson Fury has revealed he had a heated argument with Anthony Joshua over the phone and that during that encounter he came across 'the real Femi' claiming the British-Nigerian boxer is not nice in real life. The rival heavyweight champions were close to confirming an undisputed fight this summer, only for Deontay Wilder to successfully win his arbitration case which forced Fury into a third meeting with him. Following the crash of their expected fight, Joshua and Fury exchanged insults in a heated feud on social media – their most public war of words to date. Now, Fury has revealed they have also battled with words in private saying Joshua would never forget in a hurry how he rebuffed him. Fury told The Lowdown: “I have definitely encountered the true Anthony...
“Some of y’all don’t know how to behave” BBNaija’s Vee says as she narrates unpleasant encounter with a stranger
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“Some of y’all don’t know how to behave” BBNaija’s Vee says as she narrates unpleasant encounter with a stranger

Vee has narrated an unpleasant encounter she had with a stranger. The Big Brother Naija star said some people don't know how to behave and she went on to narrate what happened to her last night, September 5. She wrote: "Last night, a stranger (woman) asked for a hug and then decided to kiss my cleavage. Some of y’all don’t know how to behave I swear."
Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Rohr confirms departure of some Super Eagles from camp
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Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Rohr confirms departure of some Super Eagles from camp

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that members of his squad who play in the UK have left for their clubs. This is because of the UK government’s strict regulations on Red List countries, with Nigeria travelling to Cape Verde for their next World Cup qualifier. Rohr’s men began their campaign with a 2-0 victory over Liberia on Friday, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The German is now expecting a more difficult encounter in four days time. “We knew some of our players have to leave after the match and they had to do well before leaving because they cannot go to Cape Verde. “We scored our two goals in the first half and we were calm and played our football. “But under difficult conditions, because after the rain, the pitch was not easy to p...
R. Kelly accuser claims the R&B star kept gun by his side before forcing her to give him oral sex
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R. Kelly accuser claims the R&B star kept gun by his side before forcing her to give him oral sex

Another accuser has testified that R. Kelly allegedly kept a gun by his side as the singer forced her to give him oral sex in a Los Angeles music studio. The witness, who took the stand and was identified only as 'Faith', testified about her alleged terrifying encounter with the singer when she was 19, during his trafficking trial in a New York federal court on Wednesday. Faith, who is R Kelly’s  6th alleged victim said during her fourth trip to meet up with Kelly in 2018, he took her into a small room of a Los Angeles music studio, and when she noticed a gun by his side he told her 'don't look at it.' She then testified that Kelly, 54, began inquiring about her sexual history, asking her 'how many men have you seen naked?' and warned her if she lied 'there would be an issue.'...
Bandits shot dead by police in Ogun state
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Bandits shot dead by police in Ogun state

Two bandits have been shot dead in a gun battle with police in Ogun State. Spokesman of Ogun police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the bandits during the crossfire which occurred at Bere forest in Onigaari area along Lagos-Ibadan Express way. Oyeyemi disclosed that the armed bandits opened fire on men of the command who were on a combing operation in the forest following a tip off. He said; "At the end of the encounter, one of the bandits was shot dead on the spot, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries. “Searching the forest further, one of the bandits with bullets wound was arrested in the bush but gave up the ghost few minutes after. “Two Ak 47 riffles with breech numbers 1983NF1040 and 1987-3-CA-1212 with f...
Support God’s ministers, don’t destroy their ministries – Cleric urges women
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Support God’s ministers, don’t destroy their ministries – Cleric urges women

The Coordinator of Christ Apostolic Church, Babalola Memorial Miracle Camp, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Prophet Sam Olu Alo has urged women to show love to ministers of God in accordance with the Scriptures and not to make them fall or destroy their ministries. Prophet Alo who is the planter of CAC, Adamimogo Assemblies also advised Good Women to allow themselves be led by the Spirit of God. He spoke at the 2021 annual Good Women Conference (77th Edition), in Ikeji III, Akinyele Region. He said “a woman led by the spirit is the one who has an encounter with Christ Jesus, like Mary and Martha. They are good women led by the Spirit. “Same as Deborah because she surrendered her life to the Holy Spirit to lead her”. Deborah in the Bible, the cleric sai...
Two senior players absent from Arsenal training ahead of Chelsea clash
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Two senior players absent from Arsenal training ahead of Chelsea clash

Two senior Arsenal players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, were absent from the club’s training session on Wednesday ahead of their Premier League derby with Chelsea on Sunday. Aubameyang and Lacazette featured prominently for Arsenal throughout pre-season but were ruled out of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat against Brentford last Friday due to illness. Brentford defeated Arsenal at home in the absence of their most experienced forwards, with Premier League debutant Folarin Balogun struggling to make an impact during the encounter. Asked to clarify why Aubameyang and Lacazette didn’t feature against Brentford, Arteta only gave a brief explanation, saying: “They feel unwell, that is all I can say “It is [a big miss], but in the world that we are living in, I think...
Samuel Kalu: Latest update on Bordeaux winger’s condition revealed after collapse
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Samuel Kalu: Latest update on Bordeaux winger’s condition revealed after collapse

Bordeaux star, Remi Oudin, has provided the latest update on teammate Samuel Kalu’s condition after the Nigerian winger collapsed on the pitch only five minutes into their Ligue 1 fixture against Marseille on Sunday night. DAILY POST reports that Kalu, 23, was allowed to play on after receiving treatment from medical staff. However, the Super Eagles forward was taken off eight minutes later. Kalu was preparing to form a defensive wall for a free-kick when he fell to the pitch as the match eventually ended 2-2 after normal time. Providing an update on Kalu’s condition, Oudin, who replaced the Nigerian, said at his post-match press conference that he would undergo tests on Monday, adding that his teammate had a simple discomfort during the encounter. Kalu’s incident gave us ...
Brazil vs Spain: Dani Alves Makes Promise ahead of Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Final
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Brazil vs Spain: Dani Alves Makes Promise ahead of Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Final

Brazil left-back, Dani Alves, has promised that he and his teammates will give ‘everything’ when they face Spain in the men’s Tokyo Olympics football final at the International Stadium Yokohama, Japan. Alves who is the captain of Brazil’s men Olympics football team, said the match against Spain would be special. Brazil head to the game after beating Mexico through a penalty shoot-out in the semi-final encounter a few days ago, while Spain won 1-0 against the host nation, Japan. Speaking during his pre-match press conference on Friday, the former Barcelona star told reporters, “I am representing my homeland, we have to be prepared,” he told reporters prior to the final. “It is going to be a special day because this is an Olympic final, and we have confidence as a...
Tokyo Olympics: Brazil qualify for men’s football final after 4-1 win over Mexico
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Tokyo Olympics: Brazil qualify for men’s football final after 4-1 win over Mexico

Brazil on Tuesday booked their place in the final of the Olympics men’s football event, following a 4-1 penalty win over Mexico. The encounter ended 0-0 after 120 minutes at the Kashima Soccer Stadium. Brazil’s Dani Alves scored the opening penalty, just beating goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, before Santos denied Mexico’s Eduardo Aguirre. The Seleção scored their next three penalties through Gabriel Martinell, Bruno Guimaraes and Reinier to seal their spot in Saturday’s final. Brazil will now face the winner between Japan vs Spain in the final. The South Americans defeated Germany 4-2 in their opening Group D game in July before a 0-0 draw with Ivory Coast and a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia to qualify as group leaders. Brazil defeated Egypt last week to qualify for the ...
Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara
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Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

Police neutralise notorious bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara The Zamfara Police Command has neutralised a notorious bandit and rescued 11 kidnapped victims after a fierce gun duel. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday, July 22, in Gusau, said the armed bandits blocked Gusau–Sokoto road at Dogon Karfe axis and abducted commuters. "Yesterday at about 1300hrs, large number of armed bandits blocked Gusau - Sokoto Road at Dogon Karfe axis scaring commuters to scamper for safety. Police Tactical operatives on patrol along the road quickly mobilzed to the location," Shehu stated. "On arrival at the scene, they were heavily engaged in a gun duel by bandits who already abducted innocent commuters and wer...
Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu
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Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu

Several persons including six policemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a Police checkpoint in Amodu, Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu state. It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the checkpoint located at Obeagu Uno shortly after Inyaba Bridge around 7:30 pm on Wednesday night, July 21. It was further learnt that unknown number of bystanders and commuters died from stray bullets while others sustained various degrees of injuries as the police engaged the gunmen in a fierce battle. According to eyewitnesses, the attack which started about 5:30pm at a busy spot at Mmiri Ocha Amodu lasted till about 7pm. The assailants who came from Agbani axis of the road had first encounter with policemen at 4 Corner and in Amagunze in Nkanu East Counc...
How Kobe Bryant shaped my career success -Naomi Osaka
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How Kobe Bryant shaped my career success -Naomi Osaka

Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, has narrated how the late Kobe Bryant’s mentorship shaped her career success. “I’m supposed to carry on his mentality,” says the four-time Grand Slam singles champion of her mentor in her Netflix documentary series, Naomi Osaka, released on Friday. Bryant died on January 26, 2020 in air mishap involving a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, USA, with eight other people aboard comprising his 13-year-old tennis-playing daughter Gianna, six family friends, and the pilot Ara Zobayan. Taking to her her verified Twitter handle @naomiosaka, she says of the docuseries, “So this had been in the process for the past two and a half years. In light of everything that happened recently, I was terrif...
UEFA confirms venues for Champions League finals until 2025
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UEFA confirms venues for Champions League finals until 2025

  UEFA on Friday, confirmed that Wembley Stadium will host the Champions League final in 2024. This decision comes less than a week after there was a security breach during the Euro 2020 final at the same stadium. The stampede saw over five thousand ticketless supporters force their way into the concourses and take up empty seats and corridors inside the ground. It will be the first time Wembley will host the final, after it hosted the 2013 clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, has been awarded the 2023 Champions League final by UEFA. The venue had been due to stage the match in 2020 and 2021, but UEFA was forced to make changes in both years due to COVID-19. Munich’s Allianz Arena will now host the fina...
Euro 2020 final: Petition for Italy vs England to be replayed hits 100,000 signatures
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Euro 2020 final: Petition for Italy vs England to be replayed hits 100,000 signatures

  Over 100,000 people have signed a change.org petition, demanding that the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy be replayed, the UK Mirror reports. The Azzurris have been crowned European champions, after seeing off the Three Lions 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out. The encounter at Wembley Stadium had ended 1-1 after 120 minutes. A change.org petition to replay the match was started on the grounds that it apparently “was not fair at all”. A picture of Giorgio Chiellini pulling back Bukayo Saka was used to highlight this apparent unfairness. It is added that there were “pushes, pulls and kicks” from the victorious Italians, who – it is said – should have had “a red card for their gameplay” with the match replayed with a “non-biased” referee, presumably to give Eng...
Bill Cosby Celebrates 84th birthday as a free man,Sends Message to his Supporters
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Bill Cosby Celebrates 84th birthday as a free man,Sends Message to his Supporters

Bill Cosby shared a message for his supporters to celebrate his 84th birthday on Monday, July 12. Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court last week after it found that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. The disgraced actor had served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand. To celebrate his birthday, Cosby, who continues to deny any wrongdoing, thanked his supporters for their support. “On my Birthday — I wholeheartedly thank you for your support, thank you for fighting for my freedom, and thank you for staying ...
NPFL: Katsina FC maintain no defeat form, win vital away draw against MFM
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NPFL: Katsina FC maintain no defeat form, win vital away draw against MFM

  Katsina United FC has continued with her upbeat performance, recording no loss in the last five games it played in the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League. The Northern Nigeria based-club, in an away encounter, on Match Day 32 of the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional League, successfully held their host, Mountain of Fire and Miracle (MFM) FC, to a draw in a fierce 90 minutes encounter that saw no goal scored from both side on Sunday evening at Agege stadium, in Lagos, Nigeria. This has increased the visiting team ‘no match lost’ tally to five consecutive games after lingering with other clubs at the table bottom for a while. The club’s technical adviser, Muhammad Audu, said with the recorded feat, the current coach of Katsina United has set a ...
Copa America final: Chelsea’s Thiago Silva reveals why Argentina defeated Brazil
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Copa America final: Chelsea’s Thiago Silva reveals why Argentina defeated Brazil

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has said that Argentina defeated Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final on Sunday morning because the Albiceleste neutralised Seleção players during the encounter. According to Silva, Brazil didn’t play the way they wanted to play against Argentina in the first half. Winger, Angel Di Maria was the hero for Argentina as his 22nd-minute chip-over goalkeeper Ederson ensured they won the Copa America at the Maracana Stadium. “We’ve to congratulate our opponents,” Silva told local television at the Maracana Stadium after Brazil’s defeat to Argentina. “Argentina neutralised our players and it was very difficult to come back after going a goal down. He added: “We were not able to play the way we wanted to in the first half and in the second they de...
Napoli Forward, Hirving Lozano in hospital after horror injury
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Napoli Forward, Hirving Lozano in hospital after horror injury

Napoli forward, Hirving Lozano, was taken to hospital to have further scans on his head and neck following a horror injury in Mexico’s Gold Cup 0-0 draw against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday. Lozano needed to be stretchered off after just 11 minutes of the encounter, falling into the knee of Trinidad goalkeeper Marvin Philips. The collision left the 25-year-old motionless, and a neck brace was fitted to his neck before he was stretchered off the pitch. From the stadium, the Mexican international was transferred directly to hospital in Dallas, with the team later releasing a statement saying: “Hirving Lozano is stable, conscious and he will be medically examined.” Lozano has been in spectacular form for Mexico and Napoli this season. He scored eleven goals in 32 appea...
Nigeria beat USA in Basketball friendly
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Nigeria beat USA in Basketball friendly

The match-up serves as one of the tune-up games arranged by the Nigeria Basketball Federation for the team as they prepare for the 2020 Olympics where they’ll face Australia, Germany, and Italy in Group B. Point guard Gabe Vincent, Caleb Agada, and forward Precious Achiuwa impressed in the encounter. Achiuwa had perhaps the night’s top defensive play with 1:23 left in the first half, reaching with his left hand to block a Kevin Durant dunk attempt. Nigeria converted 20 three-point throws from 42 attempts in the game with six of the 20 coming from Miami Heat guard Gabe Vincent who led the men in green in scoring with 21 points, four assists, and two rebounds. Caleb Agada had 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes while Ike Nwamu finished the game with 13 points...
Argentina vs Brazil: All you need to know about Copa America final
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Argentina vs Brazil: All you need to know about Copa America final

Argentina will play Brazil in the Copa America final on Sunday, July 11. Argentina had defeated Colombia in the semi-final on penalties, while Brazil beat Peru 1-0. Both teams have faced each other 111 times in the past. Argentina have won 46 matches, while Brazil have won 40 matches and the remaining 25 matches ended in a draw. The last time both sides came face-to-face was in a Superclasico de las Americas fixture in November 2019. Argentina had won the encounter courtesy of a Lionel Messi strike. Brazil are the current holders of Copa America, having won the title on home soil in 2019. Their key player, Neymar, sat out that tournament through injury, meaning that the Paris Saint-Germain forward is still looking for a first winners’ medal with Brazil. The match kick...
Euro 2020: Yobo singles out one Italy player after penalty shoot-out win over Spain
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Euro 2020: Yobo singles out one Italy player after penalty shoot-out win over Spain

  Nigeria assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, has hailed Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for his part in their victory over Spain in Tuesday’s Euro 2020 semi final. Roberto Mancini’s men triumphed 4-2 over La Roja on penalties at the Wembley Stadium, to qualify for the final. The game remained 1-1 after extra-time and both teams had to be separated by spot kicks. Donnarumma saved Morata’s effort after Dani Olmo had sent his strike over the crossbar. Speaking on SuperSport after the thrilling encounter, Yobo said: “During the penalty shootout – which is a game of chance, we must give credit to the goalkeeper. “He was immense and his big frame – which is like that of two goalkeepers in the goalpost – made it difficult [for Spain]. “He looked solid and convincing...
Euro 2020: Rio Ferdinand predicts country to win European Championship
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Euro 2020: Rio Ferdinand predicts country to win European Championship

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has predicted England to win the Euro 2020 because the Three Lions are the best team in the competition. Ferdinand gave his prediction on Tuesday night as Italy defeated Spain 4-2 on penalties in the semi-final encounter, thanks to Chelsea midfielder Jorginho’s decisive spot-kick. Italy will now play the winner between England and Denmark in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. “It doesn’t matter who has gone through here because I believe England can beat both these sides,” Ferdinand told BBC Sport post-match. “I just feel no one can compete with us right now. The confidence we have got… People might say I am getting carried away but I don’t care. “From what I have seen, England are the better team, the best team and they beat...
Euro 2020: Ian Wright reveals two huge mistake Spain made with Morata in semi-final exit to Italy
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Euro 2020: Ian Wright reveals two huge mistake Spain made with Morata in semi-final exit to Italy

  Arsenal and England legend, Ian Wright has pinpointed two huge mistakes Spain made with Alvaro Morata which led to their ouster in the Euro 2020 semi final against Italy. Spain boss, Luis Enrique left Morata, who is his most potent striker on the bench against Italy. Spain dominated the proceeding in the most of the encounter, and were threatening throughout the contest, but didn’t find the back of the net until Morata came off the bench to equalise for La Roja. Wright believes it was an error to keep the Juventus forward on the bench. “They [Spain] are fantastic to watch. You look at some of the players like Pedri, Olmo playing great stuff but when you look in the box? “When they broke through the Italian midfield there’s nobody in the area. There’s nobody to ...
Euro 2020: Fabio Capello tells Italy how to beat Spain
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Euro 2020: Fabio Capello tells Italy how to beat Spain

Former England manager, Fabio Capello, has advised Italy on how to beat Spain when both teams clash in the Euro 2020 semi-final tie on Tuesday. Italy will on Tuesday night face Spain in the Euro 2020 last-4 at the Wembley Stadium. Capello said for Italy to beat Spain, they have to tackle their opponent with speed and brightness, adding that they should not fall asleep during the encounter. “[Italy should] not fall asleep,” Capello told the Corriere della Sera. “Spain plays slow football. If we follow that rhythm, we run the risk of suffering. Spain have great technical qualities, excellent ball possession. “To counteract this, we need speed and brightness when it comes to recovering the ball: restart and attack immediately. We have quality and the Spanish defence is by no ...
NPFL: Katsina United wallop Ifeanyi Ubah FC 3-0
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NPFL: Katsina United wallop Ifeanyi Ubah FC 3-0

  Katsina United, Sunday evening, at Muhammadu Dikko Stadium Katsina, defeated Ifeanyi Ubah FC 3-0 to extend their winning streak in the bid to avoid relegation from the Nigeria Professional Football League. The match, which commenced at exactly 4pm at the 3000 capacity stadium, was played behind closed doors in compliance with the COVID-19 safety precaution guidelines. The three goals scored in the first half in quick succession was all the home team needed to take the day. It is worth noting that all the goals came in the first half and were all registered within the span of 10 minutes. Samuel Kalu opened the score sheet for the host team 25 minutes into the encounter and without delay, scored the second in another five minutes after scoring the first goal. Bef...
‘My Last Encounter With Late T.B. Joshua’ – Tourism Journalist, Okorie Uguru Recalls
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‘My Last Encounter With Late T.B. Joshua’ – Tourism Journalist, Okorie Uguru Recalls

Late Joshua (middle), with the NIHOTOUR team; Uguru (left). Okorie Uguru, a tourism journalist, who visited the late Prophet T.B. Joshua alongside a team from National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) at his Prayer Mountain in Agodo-Egbe, Ikotun, Lagos days before he passed recall his last moments and wishes The Lagos zonal office of the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) had written a letter to the late Prophet T.B. Joshua requesting to pay him a courtesy visit, for which he granted an appointment for Thursday, April 29, 2021. The visit took place at the SCOAN Prayer Mountain Resort, Agodo-Egbe not far from his Ikotun Synagogue Church, where the late prophet had been staying since the outbreak of COVID-19. The SCOAN Prayer Mountain was whe...
Nigeria vs Mexico: All you need to know about friendly, match details, TV schedule
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Nigeria vs Mexico: All you need to know about friendly, match details, TV schedule

  Nigeria will play Mexico in a friendly game on Sunday, July 4. The match has been put together to help the two teams get into the best shape ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, which will commence in September. The Super Eagles prepare for their 2022 World Cup qualification games against Liberia and Cape Verde in September, while El Tricolor will also use the match as part of preparations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup set to kick off in July. Both teams have met five times, with Mexico winning 2-1 during the US Gold Cup match in Texas, while the four other encounters have ended with no winner between both countries. Gernot Rohr’s men have been hit with several withdrawals, including Ola Aina, Victor Osimhen, Tyronne Ebuehi, Simy Nwankwo, Samson Tijani and Frank On...

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